What are YOUR End of the Season Awards? (Michigan Football only)

Submitted by Mr. Yost on December 6th, 2016 at 9:16 AM

There's a lot of hardware being handed out lately...who has earned YOUR Michigan-related MGoAwards for the year?

 

  1. Team MVP: 
     
  2. Offensive MVP: 
     
  3. Defensive MVP: 
     
  4. Special Teams MVP: 
     
  5. Best Offensive Player: 
     
  6. Best Defensive Player: 
     
  7. Most Improved Player: 
     
  8. Freshman of the Year: 
     
  9. Coordinator/Position Coach of the Year: 
     
  10. Most Underrated Player of 2016: 
     
  11. Favorite Offensive Player of 2016: 
     
  12. Favorite Defensive Player of 2016: 
     
  13. Play/Highlight of the Year: 
     
  14. Game of the Year: 
     
  15. Favorite Moment of the Year: 

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1 percent

December 6th, 2016 at 9:40 AM ^

I'd say number 2 is less likely than 5. He's obviously not the offensive MVP but when he is out on offense it's hard to say there is a better player out there than him. I didn't vote for him for either though, just saying there could be an argument made at most of those 15 items.

I don't think he was used great though. I would have thought he'd be in the slot running quick routes and screens more than he did.

My main thing is that he is incredible and was a difference maker at nearly every position, all year.

MichiganStudent

December 6th, 2016 at 9:28 AM ^

Team MVP: Peppers

Offensive MVP: Darboh

Defensive MVP: Peppers

Special Teams MVP: Peppers

Best Offensive Player: Butt

Best Defensive Player: Lewis

Most Improved Player: Gedeon

Freshman of the Year: Evans

Coordinator/Position Coach of the Year: Partridge

Most Underrated Player of 2016: Hurst

Favorite Offesnive Player of 2016: McDoom

Favorite Defensive Player of 2016: Lewis

Play/Highlight of the Year: Lewis interception vs WI

Game of the Year: The Game

Favorite Moment of the Year: watching our players support each other and look like an actual team. This is highlighted by the severe injuries to Newsome and Clark, but also highlighted by how they treated Larry Prout Jr. Harbaugh is creating an adult family like atmosphere through his personality and competitiveness. I think this year we finally saw that culture change we were all hoping for.

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A2toGVSU

December 6th, 2016 at 9:29 AM ^

1 peppers
2 speight
3 lewis
4 jordan glasgow
5 butt
6 peppers
7 godin
8 asiasi/mcdoom
9 don brown
10 delano hill
11 MCDOOM
12 ryan glasgow
13 the 4th down stop in 2ot to beat osu in columbus.
14 blowing out PSU
15 peppers shines @ rutgers

A2toGVSU

December 6th, 2016 at 1:26 PM ^

Forgot about Bredeson.
I think he played every single offensive snap after Newsome went down, and split snaps before that. The fact that he wasnt in the forefront of my mind despite playing more (by far) than any other freshman is remarkable. He's my freshman of the year.

StrictlyShorts

December 6th, 2016 at 9:30 AM ^

1: Taco
2: Darboh
3: Taco
4: jabrill
5: Butt
6: jourdan
7: Khalid hill
8: Chris Evans
9: Chris Partridge
10: Godin
11: McDooooooooommmmm
12: Wormley
13: Jourdan Lewis int to seal the deal vs wisco
14: Wisco
15: the goal line stand vs MSU.

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1 percent

December 6th, 2016 at 9:31 AM ^

Team MVP: Jabrill Peppers

2. Offensive MVP: Wilton Speight

3. Defensive MVP: Jabrill Peppers

4. Special Teams MVP: Jabrill Peppers

5. Best Offensive Player: Hammerin' Panda

6. Best Defensive Player: Jabrill Peppers (this is probably the hardest pick for me)

7. Most Improved Player: Amara Darboh probably

8. Freshman of the Year: Chris Evans

9. Coordinator/Position Coach of the Year: Don Brown

10. Most Underrated Player of 2016: Wilton Speight probably but I think people expected sooo much out of Jabrill that when his numbers weren't astronomical they said "he's all hype." When in actuality he was amazing all year.

11. Favorite Offesnive Player of 2016: Kekoa Crawford, reminds me of a taller Jeremy Gallon.

12. Favorite Defensive Player of 2016: Taco Charlton (again, picking my favorite or best defensive player is pretty tough, could be Wormley, Lewis, Hurst, Peppers, Gary, etc.)

13. Play/Highlight of the Year: Jabrill's return vs Rutgers

14. Game of the Year: beating our rivals MSU and Rutgers

15. Favorite Moment of the Year: Hasn't happened yet but it's when Jabrill hoists the Heisman.

Mediocracy3

December 6th, 2016 at 4:41 PM ^

While he was a productive returner and LB (sometimes). There really wasn't anything he did that was so valuable to the team during conference play that we couldn't have won without him. Lewis, on the other hand, was instramental in making our defense as good as it is. The kid locked down one side of the field on his own usually. Take him out of the equation and the entire complexion of the defense changes. As far a Peppers goes, I actually noticed teams starting to call run plays directly towards him and attempt to matchup some of their faster slot receivers with him. I'm sure this will sound unpopular but Jabrill was kind of a liability in run defense and coverage. 

amir_6

December 6th, 2016 at 9:32 AM ^

Team MVP: Wilton Speight (clearly we learned how valueable he is)

Offensive MVP: Amara Darboh

Defensive MVP: Ryan Glasgow/Chris Wormley

Special Teams MVP: Jabrill

Best Offensive Player: Chris Evans

Best Defensive Player: Jourdan Lewis

Most Improved Player: De'Veon Smith

Freshman of the Year: Chris Evans

Coordinator/Position Coach of the Year: Coach Don

Most Underrated Player of 2016: Mike McCray

Favorite Offesnive Player of 2016: Amara Darboh

Favorite Defensive Player of 2016: Jabrill Peppers

Play/Highlight of the Year: Lewis pick

Game of the Year: vs. Wisconsin

Favorite Moment of the Year: Peppers pick in the shoe (even though we lost, the joy i felt at that moment was something special.

Mr. Yost

December 6th, 2016 at 12:32 PM ^

 

 
  1. Team MVP: Jabrill Peppers
     
  2. Offensive MVP: Wilton Speight
     
  3. Defensive MVP: Jourdan Lewis
     
  4. Special Teams MVP: Kenny Allen/Jabrill Peppers (tie)
    ---Allen for triple duty, Peppers not for returns but for all of the hidden yards he saved.
     
  5. Best Offensive Player: Jake Butt
    ---Edit, I originally had Amara Darboh, momentary lapse in judgement.
     
  6. Best Defensive Player: Jourdan Lewis
     
  7. Most Improved Player: Erik Magnuson/Mike McCray (tie)
     
  8. Freshman of the Year: Ben Bredeson
     
  9. Coordinator/Position Coach of the Year: Tyrone Wheatley
     
  10. Most Underrated Player of 2016: De'Veon Smith
     
  11. Favorite Offensive Player of 2016: Khalid Hill
     
  12. Favorite Defensive Player of 2016: Maurice Hurst
     
  13. Play/Highlight of the Year: Peppers punt return vs. Rutgers that didn't count
    ---Should be the Pepcat sweep left, quick pitch reverse to Speight short TD pass to Perry on the right side who pretends to crack block on the backside run and then jets out to the sideline when Speight gets the pitch. WE SET THIS PLAY UP ALL YEAR AND NEVER RAN IT!!!
     
  14. Game of the Year: @Rutgers (78-0)
     
  15. Favorite Moment of the Year: Harbaugh and co. signing Larry Prout Jr. to the team

EastCoast

December 6th, 2016 at 9:40 AM ^

  1. Team MVP: Wilton Speight
     
  2. Offensive MVP: Amarah Darboh
     
  3. Defensive MVP: Jabrill Peppers
     
  4. Special Teams MVP: Jabrill Peppers
     
  5. Best Offensive Player: Amarah Darboh
     
  6. Best Defensive Player: Jourdan Lewis
     
  7. Most Improved Player: Khalid Hill (HAMMERING PANDA)
     
  8. Freshman of the Year: Rashan Gary (not the flashiest, but the most proficient)
     
  9. Coordinator/Position Coach of the Year: Don Brown
     
  10. Most Underrated Player of 2016: Wilton Speight
     
  11. Favorite Offensive Player of 2016: Khalid Hill
     
  12. Favorite Defensive Player of 2016: Jabrill Peppers
     
  13. Play/Highlight of the Year: Jourdan Lewis' one-handed interception
     
  14. Game of the Year: Rutgerz lol
     
  15. Favorite Moment of the Year: The 2-point turnaround

ijohnb

December 6th, 2016 at 9:52 AM ^

MVP - Jabrill Peppers (Did nothing particularly amazing, except for select punt returns, but makes an impact too many places to be denied this award. 

Offensive MVP - Wilton Speight (Issues toward the end, but O'Korn's one game made me understand)

Defensive MVP - Jordan Lewis (You can't throw at him, period)

Special Teams MVP - Jabrill Peppers (Made some explosive plays and teams largely stopped kicking to him, had the frustrating habit of calling for fair catches when running room was present)

Best Offensive Player - Jake Butt (Big things at the next level)

Best Defensive Player - Taco Charlton - (Made himself some money this year, was the edge rusher that we thought Frank Clark was going to be a couple of years ago).

Most improve Player - Channing Stribbling (knew he was good, but did not know he was good-good).

Freshman of the Year - Rashan Gary  - (ooh boy, can't wait until next year)

Coordinator/Position Coach of the Year - Don Brown (OSU needed big time help to score any points against the D until they wore down.  He proved to be the real deal).

Most underrated player of 2016 - Chase Winovich - (I like the way he plays, a couple of overly aggresive personal fouls but he seems to be all of the place in a Jake Ryan kind of way, I know different positions, he just seemed to create havoc).

Favorite offensive player of 2016 - Grant Newsome (full and speedy recovery please, because he looked like the beginning of the dominant offensive line that we want, I think his injury is the single biggest reason that this team did not quite become the team we thought it could be)

Favorite defensive player of 2016 - Maurice Hurst (Get in my belly is just too good).

Play-Highlight of the Year - The bomb to Darboh against Wisconsin - (If just one of those hits against Iowa we are in the Playoff).

Game of the Year - Wisconsin at Michigan (Obviously The Game, but right now it is just too soon and too painful.  This is a lot like the 2006 game or the Webber timeout.  It will be a while before I watch that game).

Extra Category - Most frustrating players - Delano Hill - (Exceptional play for long stretches mixed with debilitating mistakes, good player, not boring enough).     Jehu Chesson - (what happened brah?)

 

UofMCraZ

December 6th, 2016 at 9:45 AM ^

  1. Team MVP: Peppers 
     
  2. Offensive MVP: Darboh
     
  3. Defensive MVP: The Entire Defensive Line
     
  4. Special Teams MVP: Peppers
     
  5. Best Offensive Player: Darboh
     
  6. Best Defensive Player: Jourdan Lewis
     
  7. Most Improved Player: Mike McCray
     
  8. Freshman of the Year: Chris Evans
     
  9. Coordinator/Position Coach of the Year: The Sherriff Don Brown
     
  10. Most Underrated Player of 2016: Mo Hurst
     
  11. Favorite Offensive Player of 2016: McDooooooom
     
  12. Favorite Defensive Player of 2016: Mo Hurst...cuz he bursts first
     
  13. Play/Highlight of the Year: Jourdan Lewis' incredible INT vs Wiscy 
     
  14. Game of the Year:  The Game (minus 2OT 4th down)
     
  15. Favorite Moment of the Year: Peppers giving Mork the finger on the 2 pt attempt

Zarniwoop

December 6th, 2016 at 9:47 AM ^

Team MVP: Speight. Both good and bad.

Offensive MVP: See above.

Defensive MVP: Jordan Lewis. Runner up Taco.

Special Teams MVP: Peppers.

Best Offensive Player: Jake Butt by a lot.

Best Defensive Player: Jordan Lewis by a lot.

Most Improved Player: Darboh had a huge leap forward.

Freshman of the Year: Devin Asiasi

Coordinator/Position Coach of the Year: No idea.

Most Underrated Player of 2016: Taco. He made it all work on the line.

Favorite Offensive Player of 2016:

Favorite Defensive Player of 2016:

Play/Highlight of the Year:

Game of the Year:

Favorite Moment of the Year: 7 play goal line stand against Michigan State and seeing Dantonio's face after they didn't make it.

ijohnb

December 6th, 2016 at 10:34 AM ^

I got it now.  Still haven't thought of it before that way, really.  Valuable implies positive attributes, like we would have been that much worse without this player, without consideration of the players negative moments or features.  At least that is how I have always thought about it.

Eat Your Wheatlies

December 6th, 2016 at 9:50 AM ^

  1. Team MVP: Peppers
     
  2. Offensive MVP: Speight
     
  3. Defensive MVP: Taco
     
  4. Special Teams MVP: Peppers
     
  5. Best Offensive Player: Darboh
     
  6. Best Defensive Player: Lewis
     
  7. Most Improved Player: Gedeon/McCray
     
  8. Freshman of the Year: Evans
     
  9. Coordinator/Position Coach of the Year: Partridge
     
  10. Most Underrated Player of 2016: Wormely
     
  11. Favorite Offensive Player of 2016: Darboh
     
  12. Favorite Defensive Player of 2016: Hurst
     
  13. Play/Highlight of the Year: Lewis' one-handed pick
     
  14. Game of the Year: Victory over Sparty
     
  15. Favorite Moment of the Year: Being 9-0 

MGoViso

December 6th, 2016 at 9:51 AM ^

  1. Team MVP: Peppers (for his seeming sparks in momentum as much as anything)
     
  2. Offensive MVP: Speight (but the Iowa game makes this a small margin)
     
  3. Defensive MVP: Peppers (based on plays he took away from opposing offenses, allowing his teammates to shine against more predictable looks)
     
  4. Special Teams MVP: Peppers (hidden safe catch yardage especially important)
     
  5. Best Offensive Player: Darboh (big catches despite late drops, great blocking)
     
  6. Best Defensive Player: Glasgow (we may miss him even more than Peppers on defense next year - Winovich/Gary will hold down the ends, but not sure Mone will be as reliable as Glasgow)
     
  7. Most Improved Player: Gedeon (went from concern to strength in an offseason!)
     
  8. Freshman of the Year: Gary (Evans was great, but I think Gary's production wasn't far behind and showed more potential)
     
  9. Coordinator/Position Coach of the Year: Partridge/Zordich (Partridge's group exceeded expectations with new starters; Zordich mentored a new staff member and raised expectations for an already great secondary)
     
  10. Most Underrated Player of 2016: Stribling (despite issues in run support, the ability to trust even the second corner on man coverage is huge)
     
  11. Favorite Offensive Player of 2016: Speight (love his poise as a first-year starter)
     
  12. Favorite Defensive Player of 2016: Wormley/Glasgow (mature perspective in press conferences and solid, attacking play)
     
  13. Play/Highlight of the Year: Speight to Darboh for the game winner against Wisconsin (great way to take command of an incredibly well played game; showed the offense had enough spark to keep the season special)
     
  14. Game of the Year: Wisconsin (U-M took UW's absolute best shot and matched it in a non-rivarly game (I can't say The Game due to frustration with officiating))
     
  15. Favorite Moment of the Year: Seeing evidence that Don Brown's defense can check Urban Meyer's offense...disappointing result this year, but bodes well for the future

...can't believe I didn't have Butt anywhere!

gorilla tactics

December 6th, 2016 at 10:09 AM ^

  1. Team MVP: Peppers
     
  2. Offensive MVP: Speight
     
  3. Defensive MVP: Lewis
     
  4. Special Teams MVP: Peppers
     
  5. Best Offensive Player: Darboh
     
  6. Best Defensive Player: Lewis
     
  7. Most Improved Player: Taco
     
  8. Freshman of the Year: Evans
     
  9. Coordinator/Position Coach of the Year: Brown
     
  10. Most Underrated Player of 2016: Taco
     
  11. Favorite Offensive Player of 2016: Evans
     
  12. Favorite Defensive Player of 2016: Taco
     
  13. Play/Highlight of the Year: Lewis pick against Wisco
     
  14. Game of the Year: Making PSU look like a team from the MAC
  15. Favorite Moment of the Year: Overall offensive performance against Maryland, very impressive and well rounded.

Number 7

December 6th, 2016 at 10:08 AM ^

  1. Team MVP:  Jourdan Lewis
     
  2. Offensive MVP: Wilton Speight
     
  3. Defensive MVP: Jordan Lewis
     
  4. Special Teams MVP: Jabrill Peppers
     
  5. Best Offensive Player: Amarah Darboh
     
  6. Best Defensive Player: Taco Charlton
     
  7. Most Improved Player: Ben Gedeon
     
  8. Freshman of the Year: Rashad Gary
     
  9. Coordinator/Position Coach of the Year: Drevno
     
  10. Most Underrated Player of 2016: Khalid Hill
     
  11. Favorite Offensive Player of 2016: Chris Evans
     
  12. Favorite Defensive Player of 2016: Jourdan Lewis
     
  13. Play/Highlight of the Year: Peppers' punt return TD against Rutgers (even if it was called back)
     
  14. Game of the Year: 49-10 pasting of the alleged/eventual conference champs
  15. Favorite Moment of the Year: Lewis's unbelievable interception clinches gritty win over Wisconsin

RoseInBlue

December 6th, 2016 at 10:18 AM ^

I'm making my own awards.

DOWNFIELD DESTROYER: Kekoa Crawford

TOUCHDOWN VULTURE: Khalid Hill

SLIPPERY BASTARD: Karan Higdon

NO FLY ZONE: Jourdan Lewis

DUDE WHO DOES EVERYTHING: Jabrill Peppers

QB MURDERER (ALMOST LITERALLY THIS YEAR): Taco Charlton & Maurice Hurst (no need to choose between them

FUTURE QB MURDERER: Rashan Gary

DUDE WHO RUNS OVER (AND SOMETIMES THROUGH) OTHER DUDES: DeVeon Smith

SPEEDY VON SWEEP: Eddie McDoom

DUDE WHO CATCHES PASSES ONE-HANDED WITH SPARTANS LITERALLY HANGING OFF OF HIM: Amara Darboh

FAVORITE MOMENT OF THE YEAR: 78-0 Shellacking of Rutgers.  I don't think I'll ever see another beatdown quite like that in my lifetime.  Only wish we had held them to 0 1st downs.

 

mgobaran

December 6th, 2016 at 10:10 AM ^

  1. Team MVP: Speight
     
  2. Offensive MVP: Speight
     
  3. Defensive MVP: Peppers
     
  4. Special Teams MVP: Allen
     
  5. Best Offensive Player: Speight
     
  6. Best Defensive Player: Lewis
     
  7. Most Improved Player: Kalis
     
  8. Freshman of the Year: Evans
     
  9. Coordinator: Don Brown
    Position Coach of the Year: Tyrone Wheatley

     
  10. Most Underrated Player of 2016: Smith
     
  11. Favorite Offensive Player of 2016: Butt
     
  12. Favorite Defensive Player of 2016: Taco
     
  13. Play/Highlight of the Year: Air Jourdan
     
  14. Game of the Year: Mich-OSU
     
  15. Favorite Moment of the Year: Punching back against Colorado. Down 21-7 early, Peppers and Butt lead the charge back into the game. Our coordinators earned their merit, changing the gameplan on the fly to overcome exposed weaknesses. Not to mention I was in the Big House! 

taistreetsmyhero

December 6th, 2016 at 10:17 AM ^

Team MVP: Speight

Offensive MVP: Speight

Defensive MVP: Defensive Line

Special Teams MVP: Peppers

Best Offensive Player: Hill

Best Defensive Player: Lewis

Most Improved Player: Gedeon

Freshman of the Year: Evans

Coordinator/Position Coach of the Year: Don Brown/Greg Mattison

Most Underrated Player of 2016: Hill

Favorite Offensive Player of 2016: Higdon

Favorite Defensive Player of 2016: Hurst

Play/Highlight of the Year: Long bomb to beat Wisconsin

Game of the Year: Wisconsin

Favorite Moment of Year: Entirety of Rutgers game.

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bo_lives

December 6th, 2016 at 10:17 AM ^

Team MVP: Peppers
Offensive MVP: Speight
Defensive MVP: Peppers
Special Teams MVP: Peppers
Best Offensive Player: Butt
Best Defensive Player: Lewis
Most Improved Player: Speight
Freshman of the Year: Evans
Coordinator/Position Coach of the Year: Brown
Most Underrated Player of 2016: Hurst
Favorite Offensive Player of 2016: Darboh
Favorite Defensive Player of 2016: Lewis
Play/Highlight of the Year: Jabrill's punt-return vs. PSU
Game of the Year: PSU

DrMantisToboggan

December 6th, 2016 at 10:16 AM ^

  1. Team MVP: Wilton Speight - Was miles ahead of where many of thought he would be this year. Wasn't always spectacular in the first six weeks, but then became a total difference-maker. The last 3 games showed just how much this offense needed a healthy Speight. Runner up: Peppers.
     
  2. Offensive MVP: Wilton Speight - see above. Runner up: Amara Darboh.
     
  3. Defensive MVP: Jabrill Peppers - As much as Buckeye and Sparty fans will tell you he's overrated, he completely changed what offenses could do and did all year long. At just over 200 pounds he finished 3rd in the conference in TFLs, which is  crazy. Defensive mastermind Don Brown built this defense around him and he was always in the mind of opposing OCs and quarterbacks. Runner up: Taco Charlton.
     
  4. Special Teams MVP: Jabrill Peppers - obviously electric return-man, but an under-appreciated aspect of his game is how many yards he has saved us by making long runs to fair-catch a ball or fielding a ball to only gain a few yards, that otherwise would have rolled 10 or 20 more yards for the other team. Runner up: Jordan Glasgow? Kenny Allen?
     
  5. Best Offensive Player: Wilton Speight.
     
  6. Best Defensive Player: Jabrill/Jourdan Lewis/Taco - you could convince me on all three. Take the scariest athlete or the best cover corner or the best pass rusher in the conference. You pick.
     
  7. Most Improved Player: Ben Gedeon - went from "can't beat out Joe Bolden" to one of the best linebackers in the conference. Had a stellar year and probably got himself into the NFL draft. This defense would have been a notch worse without his improvement. Runner up: Amara Darboh.
     
  8. Freshman of the Year: Chris Evans - am excited. Runner up: Devin Asiasi.
     
  9. Coordinator/Position Coach of the Year: Don Brown - obviously for the defense as a whole, but even more so for what he did with our linebackers that we previously thought were a liability. Runner up: Chris Partridge (LBs).
     
  10. Most Underrated Player of 2016: Delano Hill - never gets much talk but was really, really solid all year. Runner up: Ryan "Young Toothless" Glasgow, king of underratedness.
     
  11. Favorite Offensive Player of 2016: Wilton Speight.
     
  12. Favorite Defensive Player of 2016: Taco Charlton.
     
  13. Play/Highlight of the Year: Jabrill's sack against Colorado or Speight to Darboh winning TD against Wisconsin.
     
  14. Game of the Year: 10/1 vs. Wisconsin.
     
  15. Favorite Moment of the Year: Halftime against Ohio State - maybe a weird moment here, but when I processed that we were winning at halftime in Columbus (despite throwing a pick-six) and that our defense had held them to less than 90 yards in the first half, I knew we were really back as a top 5 program nationally. No the game didn't end up in our favor, if for a bunch of crappy reasons. However, we outplayed OSU in their house for 3 quarters and dominated the first half. We should have won this game, but this showed me that Harbaugh's transformation is now complete. The ability and attitude are better here now than they have been for maybe 30 years, definitely at their highest since 1997.

uofmfootball97

December 6th, 2016 at 10:23 AM ^

1. Team MVP: Jabrill

2. Offensive MVP: Wilton. We saw how bad the offense struggled without him in there and until his injury, he was making the "Rudock jump" as far as progression.

3. Defensive MVP: Jabrill

4. Special Teams MVP: Kenny Allen. Outside of the Wisconsin game, he was a model of consistency in all 3 phases. Made some very big FGs at crucial times.

5. Best Offensive Player: Jake Butt

6. Best Defensive Player: Jourdan Lewis

7. Most Improved Player: Channing Stribling

8. Freshman of the Year: Chris Evans

9. Coordinator/Position Coach of the Year: Tyrone Wheatley. To have 4-5 viable running threats is a testament to his coaching.

10. Most Underrated Player of 2016: Grant Perry. The offense seems to be much more efficient when he has a good game.

11. Favorite Offensive Player of 2016: Jake Butt

12. Favorite Defensive Player of 2016: Jabrill

13. Play/Highlight of the Year: Jourdan Lewis INT vs Wisconsin. Watched the play on my phone from an airplane on the way to my cousins funeral.

14. Game of the Year: MSU. Despite what they became (record wise) it was nice to go into their house and beat them despite playing one of our worst games of the year.

15. Favorite Moment of the Year: Jabrill's punt return vs Colorado

DMill2782

December 6th, 2016 at 10:35 AM ^

  1. Team MVP: Jourdan Lewis - Taking away one side of the field is incredibly valuable to a defense. 
     
  2. Offensive MVP: Darboh. No one was really a stand out.
     
  3. Defensive MVP: Jourdan Lewis
     
  4. Special Teams MVP: Jabrill Peppers
     
  5. Best Offensive Player: Darboh
     
  6. Best Defensive Player: Jourdan Lewis
     
  7. Most Improved Player: Channing Stribling. Looks like a good pro prospect now.
     
  8. Freshman of the Year: Chris Evans
     
  9. Coordinator/Position Coach of the Year: Don Brown
     
  10. Most Underrated Player of 2016: Hurst
     
  11. Favorite Offensive Player of 2016: Darboh
     
  12. Favorite Defensive Player of 2016: Jourdan Lewis
     
  13. Play/Highlight of the Year: Air Jourdan
     
  14. Game of the Year: The Game
     
  15. Favorite Moment of the Year: Defense shutting down OSU in Columbus. It had been a very long time since we did that. Bittersweet.

pbmd

December 6th, 2016 at 10:44 AM ^

Few picks:
Speight for offensive MVP and most improved
- he only played a bit in 2015 but was at a high level the whole year in 2016. This was highlighted by the qb play during IU game.

Rutgers as game of year. Weak opponent but have not seen a Michigan team dominate in all phases in my memory.

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notYOURmom

December 6th, 2016 at 10:58 AM ^

It was so beautiful up there in row 93, the lights made the soft snowflakes shine and shine  My nephew came up from Texas to see it, a sustained offensive drive (even though scoreless), everyone was in such a good mood - cheerleaders making snow angels, snow coming down so fast they had to do it multiple times.

And then the players bellyflopping through the snow ;)

bronxblue

December 6th, 2016 at 11:02 AM ^

  1. Team MVP: Tie between Ryan Glasgow and Jourdan Lewis.  Peppers is great, but those two guys kept this defense otherworldly for most of the year.
     
  2. Offensive MVP: Amara Darboh
     
  3. Defensive MVP: Jabrill Peppers
     
  4. Special Teams MVP: Peppers
     
  5. Best Offensive Player: Wilton Speight
     
  6. Best Defensive Player: Peppers
     
  7. Most Improved Player: Wilton Speight and Channing Stribling
     
  8. Freshman of the Year: Chris Evans
     
  9. Coordinator/Position Coach of the Year: Harbaugh for Speight's improvement.
     
  10. Most Underrated Player of 2016: Delano Hill and Ben Gedeon
     
  11. Favorite Offensive Player of 2016: Smith
     
  12. Favorite Defensive Player of 2016: Lewis
     
  13. Play/Highlight of the Year: Lewis INT vs. Wiscy
     
  14. Game of the Year: win over PSU.
     
  15. Favorite Moment of the Year: Peppers returning the 2-point fumble against MSU.

Night_King

December 6th, 2016 at 11:05 AM ^

  1. Team MVP: Peppers
     
  2. Offensive MVP: Speight
     
  3. Defensive MVP: Peppers
     
  4. Special Teams MVP: Kenny Allen
     
  5. Best Offensive Player: Speight
     
  6. Best Defensive Player: Peppers
     
  7. Most Improved Player: Stribling
     
  8. Freshman of the Year: Bredeson
     
  9. Coordinator/Position Coach of the Year: Don Brown
     
  10. Most Underrated Player of 2016: Erik Magnuson
     
  11. Favorite Offensive Player of 2016: Khalid Hill
     
  12. Favorite Defensive Player of 2016: Taco Charlton
     
  13. Play/Highlight of the Year: Lewis int against UW
     
  14. Game of the Year: Ohio State/Wisconsin
     
  15. Favorite Moment of the Year: Bobby Henderson TD against Rutgers!

HarbaughHarbaughBlue

December 6th, 2016 at 11:18 AM ^

in an incredibly unorganized list, 1-7 minus opoy goes to jabrill. opoy goes to Darboh. 8 Evans, 9 Brown, 10 Khalid Hill, 11 Butt, 12 Peppers, 13 Lewis game winning int, 14 is a subject I'd prefer to not talk about and 15 is peppers 2 pt vs msu. And Deveon Smith deserves something so he wins the Deveon Smith award.

Mr Miggle

December 6th, 2016 at 11:31 AM ^

Team MVP: Peppers

Offensive MVP: Darboh

Defensive MVP: Charlton

Special Teams MVP: Peppers

Best Offensive Player: Butt

Best Defensive Player: Lewis

Most Improved Player: Speight  (during the season - Kenny Allen)

Freshman of the Year: Evans  (Bredeson a close 2nd)

Coordinator/Position Coach of the Year: Brown/Brown

Most Underrated Player of 2016: Braden/Glasgow

Favorite Offesnive Player of 2016: Hill

Favorite Defensive Player of 2016: Peppers

Play/Highlight of the Year: Spreight to Darboh TD in the 1st OT

Game of the Year: PSU beatdown - Franklin kicking the FG

MadMatt

December 6th, 2016 at 11:30 AM ^

Team MVP: Jabrill Peppers.  Did so many things in so many area, plus the whole Heisman Finalist thing.  (Duh!)

Offensive MVP: Wilton Speightlisberger. ijohnb pointed out he wasn't perfect, but the drop off to O'Korn was a lot steeper than we thought.  True that.

Defensive MVP: Jourdan Lewis.  Similarly, look at the secondary without him the first three games.

Special Teams MVP: Kenny Allen.  The only way he could have done anything more on ST would either be returning kicks, or playing on the hands team for onside attempts.

Best Offensive Player: Jake Butt.  Where is he expected to get drafted?  It speaks for itself.

Best Defensive Player: Peppers.  Ditto.

Most Improved Player:  Mike McCray/Ben Gedeon.  The ILBs were substantially better than the 2015 senior, returning starters they replaced.

Freshman of the Year: Chris Evans.  His presence on the field changed the threat the offense presented, more so than anyone except Peppers.

Asst Coach of the Year: Jay Harbaugh.  The depth of the blocky-catchy guys was unbelievable.  With all his tools, Ty Wheatly barely got any playing time.

Most Underrated Player: Channing Stribling. Given that Lewis was the alternative, he was targeted regularly and came up large.  A legit pro prospect.

Favorite Offensive Player: Deveon Smith.  Loved it when he ran angry.

Favorite Defensive Player: Taco Charlton.  Instant edge pressure.

Play/Highlight of the Year: The Wisconsin game-Speight to Darboh TD.  Iced a very difficult game when ST had a bad day.

Game of the Year: Colorado.  Took several punches right in the mouth, and came back to win decisively against a team that was way better than we thought.

Favorite Moment: the whole season prior to November 6th.  The rest of it was total ass.